Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tasty Tuesday/Food Fail: Cafe Maxim's Patisserie

Dearest readers,

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  This is the first Mother's Day where I have a steady income and can actually afford to hold something of a celebration with Superwoman, so I asked her early on where she'd like to eat.

"Oh! I haven't actually thought about Mother's Day!" She said with an innocent flutter of her eyelashes before producing three Mother's Day special restaurant ads and asking me which one sounded good to me. :P  So we picked Cafe Maxim, because we were craving good desserts and they're known for their cakes.

When we told some family friends about our reservation, they groaned and berated us because, they said, for $38 a head before tax, there were much better choices in the city.  But we were really intrigued by the seafood pasta option, the all-you-can-eat desserts and the lobster bisque, so we went ahead with it anyway...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

You have a song in your head & it's driving you nuts. What do you do?

If it's in my head & driving me nuts because it's so awesome, I'll play it a million times, go online to look up the lyrics if I don't already know them, and sing it until everyone around me gets really annoyed.

If it's in my head because I can't figure out the name of the song, I will ask around or Google whatever lyrics I can remember.

Funny but true: I had the melody of a song stuck in my head for a decade - I'd heard it on a variety show & loved it, but no one I knew could figure out what it was (I swear I'm not tone deaf!). It was SO frustrating. Then finally one day I managed to find (through Wikipedia) the exact episode of the show I heard it in, I found that episode on TuDou (Chinese YouTube), saw that segment, heard the song again, typed out a line of the lyrics and I found out the name of the song! After that I was able to find the music video on YouTube and a friend who I haven't kept in touch with even sent the mp3 to me because it turned out that she had it all along. :)

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Would you rather be the best player on a losing team or the worst player on a winning team?

Worst player on a winning team because then I can learn through osmosis. :)

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